Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tucsonans Go to School on Broken Bells' Perfection

Posted By on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM


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A super-group of two, Broken Bells played to a packed house that expected the best on Sunday night, April 13 at the Rialto Theatre. Minds, and expectations, were blown. The duo, comprising producer and recording artist Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, and the Shins' James Mercer delivered a 360-degree experience that was perfect in every discernible detail. The crowd was in thrall from the moment they took the stage with a full band, designer-furniture-worthy keyboards, lights and cameras pointing in every direction and a video backdrop we would have probably paid to see as a movie. It was like being in a music video, and if there was a crack in the perfection anywhere, it was this: The show was at least 45 minutes in before Mercer seemed to respond warmly to a crowd in the throes of adoration. The music, it should go without saying, was sublime; 

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